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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun. It's insanely, shamelessly silly – just one reason to love it. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty much where action movies are these days - a combination of comedy without wit, action without drama and elaborate visuals that are nothing much to look at. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    With its introduction of wonderfully memorable characters and blend of humor, action and catchy tunes, Guardians is perfectly pitched escapist fun. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A likable lightweight, though it's heavy enough on cosmic combat and dazzling effects. show more

  • 75
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    The gadgetry and fight scenes are nicely rendered. The aeronautical battles, though, fall well short of state-of-the-art. Maybe they're collateral damage to the film's goofy style. show more

  • 100
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    To see an expensive, big-studio movie freed from creative constraints and directorial cynicism is always a rare and wondrous experience. In a season of bloated indulgence, it’s also fair to call it a marvel. show more

  • 80
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    Overall, the writers have crafted a well-articulated universe with distinct settings and relatable, compelling characters devoted to a thrilling quest for redemption. show more

  • 70
    James Rocchi The Wrap

    Unlike the stiff-jawed heroics of the other Marvel films, this feels a little looser and lighter, with Pratt as charming, amoral accidental leader Peter Quill, an earthling among the stars who, as he will tell you, is also known as the roving brigand “Starlord.” show more

  • 91
    Jordan Hoffman

    [A] blend of classic sci-fi fare and current pop-culture irony is what rockets “Guardians” into the stratosphere. show more

  • 100
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Surrender, earthlings. It’s the Guardians’ world and you’ll be happy to live in it. show more

  • August 13, 2014 Terry
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    Sorry about the repeating reviews. I thought it wasn't posting and I kept hitting submit. Then I realized they were going through. Trying to delete them but I don't think I can.

  • August 13, 2014 Terry
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    I absolutely loved this movie, I just don't get people not liking this movie. The characters were awesome, the CGI was amazing, and I thought it was pretty damn funny. I will certainly be buying this 1 in 3D for my movie collection. I'm no kid either, I'm 50 years old. It had me smiling and I just loved the end scene with the Jackson 5 song playing. I walked away happy and very entertained. I would recommend people of all ages to go see this movie on the big screen. Cant wait for the next 1!

  • August 12, 2014 huegelc55
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    This movie was a lot of fun. Those that have reviewed it and given it a lower rating cannot be fans of the comics or science fiction in general. This movie had heart, great character development, and tons of action & special effects. See it! I will likely see it again.

  • August 11, 2014 Yvonne
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    This is a fantastic movie! Lots of fun not a dull moment. I loved it in 3D. A must see!

  • August 09, 2014 akwins100
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    Good movie.Marvel does a great job!!!!!!!

  • August 09, 2014 chelseaaa
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    Great movie!!! Had to hold back a few tears but great & funny

  • August 08, 2014 larc67
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    Two hours of noisy special effects. Crummy movie.

  • August 08, 2014 Dale U THE MAN
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    Awful, Awful..Don't waste your money. After 40 minutes I was ready to go. Wait for Red Box and only waste 1.25.

  • August 06, 2014 damodara108
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    I have to say this is the most fun film of the summer so far. I took my 9 year old and we both laughed, and enjoyed the whole thing. Yes, it's the predictable good guy, underdog defeating the bad guy, but the interaction between the characters were just wonderful. The special effects, action, just everything was great. And the bad guys are really bad!! I'd recommend this to anyone who just wants to have fun for a couple of hours. Like I said, no deep plot, but just some good old fashion fun.

  • August 06, 2014 Jeanine Smith
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    Ok I was not interested in this movie and went to see it because my b/f wanted to see it and I don't get how anyone would not like this movie I loved it and The theater we went to was just loving this movie. If you have a sense of humor and understand that its not meant to be a "serious" movie you should have enjoyed it. I laughed so much and loved Groot and Rocket A:LOT.

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